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Buffalo International Airport Guide

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Buffalo Airport is located on the outskirts of Amarillo, which has a population close to 236,000 and Buffalo Airport in Eerie County provides access to upstate New York's largest city, Buffalo, as well as Niagara Falls and locations in and around southwestern Ontario, Canada. Visitors planning to explore this part of North America usually arrange car hire in Buffalo Airport, but alternative airport transport is available.

Who to Book With
Persons interested in hiring a vehicle at Buffalo Airport have eight companies to choose from. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National all have offices on site. Thrifty and Boulevard Van City are located off site, but they transport their customers to their depots via shuttle bus from the main terminal.

Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents at pick up:

- UK driver’s licence
- Credit card used by booker to make the reservation
- Valid UK passport for confirmation of ID
- Confirmation of booking

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
The US is one of the world's largest countries but its destinations are well connected via a series of well-maintained highways that are either toll or toll-free and are often referred to as interstates. Parking in large cities is expensive and spaces can be hard to come by, making using public transport in city centres recommended. Petrol stations are widely available and often manned, and most accept credit cards.

See our guide to the US for more information on driving here.

Transport

Drivers can easily reach the airport from Buffalo by following the Kensington Expressway directly from the CBD. This journey, without traffic, should take around half an hour to complete at the most. Other transportation options include shuttles, vans and taxis.

Trains
At present, Buffalo Airport does not have a rail system. However, Buffalo-Depew and Buffalo-Exchange Street railway stations have Amtrak services to New York, Niagara Falls and Chicago, among other destinations. These stations are not connected to the city’s Metro Rail network, which is operated by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

Taxis
Firms such as Airport Taxi and ITA Taxi operate at Buffalo Airport, offering transport between the hub, downtown and Niagara Falls.

Taxi prices:
Buffalo Airport to Buffalo city centre is about £12
Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls, New York, is about £28
Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls, Ontario, is about £35

Buses
NFTA-METRO serves the Buffalo/Niagara region. Companies such as Coach Canada, Coach USA and Megabus supply transport between Buffalo Airport and the downtown area and cities such as New York and Toronto, Canada. Depending on how far in advance a trip is booked, fares can cost as little as £1 per person for short trips.

Facilities

Terminals
Buffalo Airport consists of one main terminal that sees 110 flights per day, making it one of New York State’s fastest-growing airports. Mainly US cities are served, with the most popular routes New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Baltimore, Chicago and Charlotte.

Parking
Buffalo Airport has over 6,800 parking spaces that give drivers direct access to Route 33 (Kensington Expressway). Long Term, Short Term and VIP Parking are three of the services that are available. Leaving a vehicle on the premises can costs as little as £30 per week.

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi at Buffalo Airport is supplied by Boingo and is charged at around £5 per hour. The service can be connected to in Departures or Arrivals.

Information Services
An information desk can be found near the Baggage Reclaim area of the main terminal.

Useful Numbers
Service Centre: +1 716 630 6000

Accessibility
Free handicapped parking in Buffalo Airport's Short-Term parking lot is offered to all reduced mobility passengers. Around the hub, elevators are designed for ramp level boarding and equipment can be rented if an airline has been informed of a passenger's needs prior to travel.

Restaurants and Bars
Buffalo Airport currently has nine eateries in its main terminal. Matties Texas Red Hots and Wings to Go are popular eateries, while the Landmark Bar and Carvery, Labatt Blue Zone and The Anchor Bar are the best places for drinks, pub food and watching live sports.

VIP Lounges

Gate 6:
US Airways Club

Money and ATMs
ATMs are located before security checkpoints and near the Monarch Gift Shop on the main terminal's lower level. A currency exchange is situated near the Monarch Newsstand & Gift Shop and is open between 05:00 and 20:00.

Shopping
The Monarch Newsstand & Gift Shop is the main shopping outlet at Buffalo Airport and has a large selection of locally-made handicrafts and other rarities. Large orders can be shipped to locations outside of the US if items are too large or too heavy to take aboard an aircraft.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Hertz

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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